The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

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Chicago Review Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
"A document of life lived in the center of hell." --Sports Illustrated "A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --Globe and Mail Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth Round chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was released from prison in 1988. Former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and, since 2005, CEO of Innocence International, Dr. Carter is the author of Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. His life has been the subject of three books and a major motion picture, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. The recipient of honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University, Australia, and York University, Toronto, Dr. Carter lives in Toronto.
 

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User Review  - tetchechury - LibraryThing

Great book. An amazingly tragic story that ended the career and almost the life of an extraordinary boxer. Movie was later made about Ruben Carters life (as well as a classic Bob Dylan song) starring Denzel Washington, which is very good as well. Read full review

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All I can say is that if this is like the movie i love it. i havent read it yet but the movie is the best and most inspiring story i have ever heard.

Contents

The Preliminary
1
The First Round
4
The Second Round
12
The Third Round
26
The Fourth Round
43
The Fifth Round
63
The Sixth Round
71
The Seventh Round
77
The Tenth Round
119
The Eleventh Round
135
The Twelfth Round
160
The Thirteenth Round
186
The Fourteenth Round
224
The Fifteenth Round
251
The Sixteenth Round
308
Prize Fighting Record
338

The Eighth Round
93
The Ninth Round
106

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and current CEO of Innocence International. He received honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University of Australia and York University in Toronto in recognition of his extensive legal work. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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